Time Log #60

The gang’s all here (well, except for FuturePete) and the timeline has finally been repaired. Wait… not just repaired — improved!

Time Log #60

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That’s a wrap!!! I hope you’ve enjoyed the ride. I know I have.

Pete and I always knew Time Log would end back at the statue, right where it began in the Time Log one-shot (available for all Kindle-compatible devices on Amazon or as a PDF from DriveThruComics). But we didn’t always know who would be on the statue and in what positions.

A few months ago, when we were plotting the end of Time Log, the revised statue configuration came to us and we knew it was right — Ned, the songwriter and musician, sitting up top with Stephen Foster, the transcriber of his music, sitting at his feet. It’s an inversion of the real-life Foster statue, which is seen at the very beginning of Time Log in the one-shot comic book:

Ned on this statue is “Old Ned” from one of Foster’s hit songs (which, if you know anything about Foster’s history, means that it’s a largely traditional composition which Foster just transcribed). Take a look at the lyrics from “Old Ned” (version 1 and version 2). Makes you appreciate this new configuration even more, doesn’t it?

There are a lot of things in life that outrage and frustrate me, especially social injustice. Unlike Pete from our story, I can’t go back and meddle with the past. But I can create a new vision of the future, even if it’s fictional. And that’s just what I’ve done with this ending, together with my fantastic collaborators — Pete Borrebach, Shawn Atkins, Paige Shoemaker, and Justique Woolridge.

We’ve put more hard work and sweat into Time Log than I can express in words. The one-shot was my first self-published full-length issue, not to mention the first comic book script Pete and I completed. The Time Log webcomic was Paige and Justique’s first comics work! And I’m sure something was a first for Shawn, too.

We’ve learned a lot along the way experimenting with different artistic processes, printing procedures, sales tactics, and promotional methods. There are print copies of Time Log in California, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and (thanks to Pete’s travels) possibly even Germany and Thailand.

Point is, Time Log may be just another webcomic to you, but it’s a milestone to me.

I have to thank Ed Marino, Seth Fronzoli, and Stephanie Atkins for all of their support and help. They’ve been crucial to the creative, printing, and promotional aspects of this comic.

Lastly, get ready for the Time Log graphic novel, a tuned-up 100+ page collection of the one-shot combined with this webcomic. You’ll be hearing more from me as it progresses.

Next week, I’ll be back with links to the collected Time Log ACT III. See you then!

9 Responses to “Time Log #60”


  1. 1 shawn

    i couldn’t of said it better myself this was the first time i ever worked in a team and it was fun.

  2. 2 nick marino

    yeah it was fun… and best of all, we became great friends because of Time Log!!!

  3. 3 nealllllllllllll

    congrats kids!

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  5. 4 ross

    OMG

    congrats on finishing, you guys!!! well done.

  6. 5 nick marino

    THX ROSS AND NEAL YOU GUYS ARE SO FANTASTIC OMG IM CRYING RIGHT NOW TEARS STREAMING DOWN MY BARE CHEST GETTING CAUGHT IN MY CHEST HAIR IM GONNA HAVE TO SHOWER AFTER THIS

  7. 6 sethfronzoli

    Congrats everybody! Great story!

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  9. 7 shawn

    thx everyone

  10. 8 pete

    Thanks Nick! Thanks Shawn! Thanks Justique! Thanks Paige!

    Great post to accompany the final strip, Nick. There are also print copies of the One-Shot in Oregon and Illinois.

    Really, an awesome experience for me too, to get to put this whole thing together. Super stoked for the graphic novel, and then the movie deal and all the ensuing fame after that!

  11. 9 nick marino

    Ensuing fame. I like that.

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